We Own The Sky by Luke Allnut
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars from Ari
Narration: Will M. Watt
Length: 9 hrs, 49 mins
“We looked down at the cliff jutting into the sea, a rubber boat full of kids going under the arch, and then you started running and jumping through the grass, dodging the rabbit holes, shouting at the top of your voice, so I started chasing you, trying to catch you, and we were laughing so hard as we ran and ran, kicking up rainbow showers in the leaves.”
Rob Coates feels like he’s won the lottery of life. There is Anna, his incredible wife, their London town house and, most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when a devastating illness befalls his family, Rob’s world begins to unravel. Suddenly finding himself alone, Rob seeks solace in photographing the skyscrapers and clifftops he and his son Jack used to visit. And just when it seems that all hope is lost, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to find his way back to life, and forgiveness.
We Own the Sky is a tender, heartrending, but ultimately life-affirming novel that will resonate deeply with anyone who has suffered loss or experienced great love. With stunning eloquence and acumen, Luke Allnutt has penned a soaring debut and a true testament to the power of love, showing how even the most thoroughly broken heart can learn to beat again.
I’m going to keep this review short because I truly don’t want to give anything away. This is a book that just needs to be experienced and felt. This book gutted me in the best way possible. This isn’t romance novel, but it is a story about love. It is a beautifully raw and enchanting book about life, loss, and love. Just like in life there are so many ups and downs, but the story was still infused with plenty of wit, some humor, and most of all lots of hope. It’s also a beautiful tribute to the love between fathers and sons. Luke Allnutt wrote a story that gripped my heart from the very beginning and never let it go.
Narration by Will Watt was nothing short of exceptional. His performance was moving and heartbreakingly beautiful while managing to insert levity and so much joy into the story with his narration. Have tissues on standby, but don’t miss out on this audiobook. 5 stars.